A former sprinter and hurdler and world record holder for 13 years, Colin Jackson has successfully collected a host of World, European and Commonwealth gold medals. Colin has been an International Inspiration Ambassador since 2009.
Since retiring, Colin has been one of the key members of the BBC sports team, and he continues to provide athletics coverage as a pundit and presenter. Other TV ventures have included a dazzling performance in the 2005 Strictly Come Dancing competition, where he made the final, as well as presenting the BBC series Sunday Life. Colin is also a regular reporter on The One Show on BBC1.
Colin received an MBE in 1990 for his services to athletics, and was awarded a CBE in 1992. In 2009, Colin became an International Inspiration Ambassador.
A few words from Colin
'Sport is the greatest passion in my life and it has played such an important role in shaping me in to the person that I am today. It has given me discipline, focus and the confidence to believe in myself. Every child has the right to play, learn and grow, whatever their background, but millions are missing out on this vital part of their development.
'That’s why I am supporting International Inspiration, which is getting children and young people around the world involved in sport and helping them to grow into responsible members of their communities.'
Colin travelled to Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of International Inspiration in November 2010.